Alexis, Messi, Villa, Tello, Iniesta and Piqué all got themselves onto the scoresheet as Barcelona trounced Getafe 6-1 on Sunday. Alvaro scored a consolation goal for Getafe but it was too little, too late and Barcelona go marching on.
Real Madrid had a comfortable 4-1 win against Sevilla on Saturday evening. Benzema opened the scoring and then Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick, scoring in the opposition net this week. Manu del Moral scored a late consolation goal for Sevilla.
Now that doesn’t happen very often, a 2-1 scoreline with all goals coming in the second half and all the result of penalty kicks. But it is exactly what happened in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg match between Atlético Madrid and Sevilla.
In the Copa del Rey, the semi-final first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona ended in a 1-1 draw, both goals coming in the second half.
After their hiccup the other week which saw them lose their first match of the 2012-13 season, Barcelona were back to winning ways with a 5-1 win over Osasuna.
Four second half goals, one from Sergio Ramos and three from Cristiano Ronaldo, one from the penalty spot, saw Real Madrid cruise past Getafe on Sunday evening. That keeps them comfortably in third place in La Liga, although 15 points behind the leaders, Barcelona.
Valencias are up to fifth place in La Liga after fighting back to win 2-3 at bottom club Deportivo.
Barcelona will play Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey after eventually overcoming Málaga 2-4 on Thursday night in their quarter-final second leg match. The first encounter had ended in a 2-2 draw.
Atletico Madrid closed the gap on the leaders at the top of La Liga to a mere eight points after a 2-0 win against Levante, Adrian and Koke doing the damage.
After only dropping two points in the first half of the season, Barcelona suffered their first loss on Saturday as they went down 3-2 at Real Sociedad.